An 18 year old Chicago black teen, Paul O’Neal who was in a stolen car was being chased by the police and fatally shot in the back. In the video above, after the police chase, the teen ran out of the car and was chased on foot by cops who eventually apprehended him and cuffed his arms, with blood oozing from his back. Initially the police didn’t know the teen had been shot, when they realized he had been shot, they all became confused and asked each other who may have shot the teenager. Rather than call for the medics, they were seen in the videos on their body camera trying to figure out who shot the boy. One of them was even worried that he would be on desk duty for the next 30 days.
Videos from the fatal shooting of Paul O’Neal by Chicago police show a succession of apparent procedural errors, including police shooting at a fleeing vehicle with other officers in harm’s way. In a video that was released by the Police on August 5th, one of the police men who thought that he shot the 18 year old could be heard saying that he had no idea whether the 18-year-old was armed.
Comments from that officer caught on video indicate he may have erroneously thought O’Neal had fired from a stolen car barreling in his direction. In fact, those shots were fired in the officer’s direction by other police shooting at the stolen car in apparent violation of departmental policy.